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Text of the Consumer Information Privacy Act

This bill was introduced on May 5, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 5, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4353 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4353

To require businesses who compile consumer lists for sale to other businesses to notify consumers on the list of the sales of the list.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 5, 1994

Mr. GALLO introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To require businesses who compile consumer lists for sale to other businesses to notify consumers on the list of the sales of the list.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Consumer Information Privacy Act’.

SEC. 2. CONSUMER LISTS.

    Any person engaged in business in commerce who compiles a list of the persons to whom such person make sales or with whom such person otherwise does business which consists of their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and other personal information for the purpose of selling such list shall notify the persons included in the list of the potential sale of the list. A notified person may require the person selling a list to delete such information respecting the notified person as such person specifies.

SEC. 3. ENFORCEMENT.

    Compliance with the requirements of section 2 shall be enforced under the Federal Trade Commission Act by the Federal Trade Commission. A violation of any requirement under section 2 shall constitute an unfair or deceptive act or practice in commerce in violation of section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act and shall be subject to enforcement under section 5(b) of such Act irrespective of whether the person who committed such violation is engaged in commerce or meets any other jurisdictional test in such Act. The Federal Trade Commission shall have such procedural, investigative, and enforcement powers in enforcing compliance with the requirements of section 2 and may require the filing of reports, the production of documents, and the appearance of witnesses as though the applicable terms of such Act were part of this section.